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George, the cat was missing for 13 years.
Because of his microchip, he was returned to us on November 5,
2008. He is our Microchip Miracle!
We were stunned. Wednesday, November 5 2008, we received a
phone call from the county Animal Control office. A cat had
been brought in that day, found in the south part of town.
Following their standard procedure, they scanned him and
discovered he had a microchip. They traced the number to me
and notified me that they had George.
The miracle part - George disappeared in June 1995. Frankly,
everyone is stunned. No one who has so far heard this story has
ever heard about a pet recovered after so long, and this one
is entirely due to the microchip and the fact that we live in
the same place with the same phone number.
To Avid - we will always be grateful. This is an amazing
To everyone - Yes, he was debilitated, but he was back home and
getting care. No, he wasn't abused and hadn't been on his own the
entire time. He was extremely affectionate and constantly purring.
Although he came back in very poor health, we were hopeful we could help him recover to
enjoy his old age. At 16 years old we took it one step at a time
and he was happy!
Here's what I wrote about him about years ago after
searching with no luck.
Reunited with our cat George after 13 years. Click here
for the rest of the story.
Photos of George Click here
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